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phone: 509.359.2241
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  • Dr. John Marshall, Cello Studies
    Dr. John Marshall, Cello Studies
    Professor of Cello, Director of Orchestra
    Phone: (509)359-7078
    Fax: (509)359-7028

    John Marshall is Professor of Cello and Orchestra Director at Eastern Washington University. He also teaches string techniques, computers in the music classroom, and chamber music classes. Marshall holds performance degrees from three of the most prestigious music schools in the country: a BM from Indiana University, an MM from Yale University, and a DM from Northwestern University. At these schools he studied with some of the most distinguished cellists in the world: Janos Starker, Aldo Parisot and Hans Jensen. Marshall strives to combine the varying strengths of these three pedagogues into his own teaching methods. His doctoral dissertation focused on compositions for two cellos and orchestra.

    In addition to his duties at EWU, Marshall performs over 60 concerts a year as principal cellist with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra. Marshall is also a frequent performer with several arts organizations in the Inland Northwest, including Zephyr, the Spokane Chamber Music Association, Connoisseur Concerts, and the Sandpoint Festival. While he was a member of the Spokane String Quartet, Marshall performed throughout the Northwest, and made two tours of Europe and one tour to Taiwan.

    In 2001, Marshall initiated the CELLObration Spokane festival. Now an annual event at EWU, CELLObration brings together over 50 student and professional cellists from all over the Northwest for a day of learning and performing music for cello ensemble. Clips of CELLObration may be found on YouTube. During the summers, Marshall serves on the faculty of the famous Interlochen Arts Camp, teaching cello and chamber music

    Interlochen Arts Camp Cello Ensemble Videos
    "One" Cello and Dancers -
    "Purple Haze" -
    "Kashmir" -

    EWU CELLObration Videos
    "Bartok Duos" with Joshua Roman -
    "Walk, Don't Run" -

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